CDBG Funding Proposals

The City of DeKalb is accepting proposals for 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services Funding for non-profit agencies. Proposals that are consistent with the City’s Consolidated Plan and meet the community objectives of the Community Development Block Grant are requested.

Projects must be designed to increase current public services or offer a new public service that promotes independent living and self-sufficiency for homeless individuals and families, the elderly, survivors of domestic violence, at-risk children/youth, people of low income, and people with disabilities. All projects are required to meet a minimum of one Consolidated Plan Objective and one HUD National Objective. A list of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Objectives and HUD National Objectives are included in the application materials along with other application requirements.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on November 21, 2022. Proposals can be mailed or dropped off at the Community Development Department, 164 East Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115. Proposals that are mailed must be received by the date and time listed above.

Due to the limited amount of available funds, the City focuses on funding a limited number of projects that result in documented impact. Proposals should include not only the number of the people to be served, but also the impact and outcome of the services provided. All projects must verify the income of program participants to ensure they meet HUD guidelines, or document that they will provide services in a limited area where more than 51% of the total population is of low to moderate income. Applications for funding must document compliance with this requirement. The City has designated a Target Area for services that covers the Annie Glidden North Neighborhood. Applications for proposed services to this area will be given additional consideration.

The City of DeKalb is proud to partner with our community providers to enhance the level of services for the citizens of DeKalb. We look forward to working with you to enhance the independence and self-sufficiency of our residents.

2023 CDBG Application Instructions

2023 CDBG Application Form

Internal Revenue Service Form W-9